So, like the USFL and XFL before it, the Alliance of American Football suspended operations Tuesday just 8 games into its 10 game regular season.
Dundon, also the owner of the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, invested $250 million into the fledgling league in February, but suggested that without help from the NFL Players' Association, the AAF could be forced to shutter.
The league was co-founded by former NFL executive Bill Polian and television and film producer Charlie Ebersol. The league, which was expected to be a rival to Vince McMahon's XFL ceased operations following eight weeks of its inaugural season.
The league signed all of its players to three-year, non-guaranteed contracts worth $70,000 in the first year, $80,000 in the second and $100,000 in the third. And a lot of them will get opportunities.
It is unclear how the league's suspension of football operations will impact the employees of the AAF.
This effectedly kept the AAF from becoming a feeder league for the NFL as Dundon envisioned for the organization. "We will update you as soon as possible", the Hotshots said in a statement Tuesday.
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The Stallions, coming off an 8-3 home victory over the San Diego Fleet on Saturday, are 3-5 this season with two games left to play.
One last reason that the league seems close to failing: a lack of players.
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The AAF features several former notable National Football League players like Johnny Manziel, Trent Richardson and Will Hill. Supporting one league would potentially force the NFL to support other future upstarts.
Betting site FanDuel has declared the Apollos as champions of the AAF and will pay out futures bets to individuals who put money on the team to win the title.
"Everybody wanted to play out the season and everybody is disappointed".